Monday, March 20, 2023

Senior (High) Living

This meme made me smile -- sign me up -- leading me to a search of the haunt where my "Fast Times at Dobson High" played out: Fiesta Mall (RIP). 

Was tickled to discover this photo of the Musicland where my friend Greg purchased "Madonna" she same day I bought “She's So Unusual" at the height of the great Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper War! Also seen is the Sears -- the mall's first anchor store -- where my classmate Donna Sullivan worked, decked out in the coolest mod fashions and smoking cloves on her 15-minute breaks. Below: Fiesta Malls three other early anchors -- The Broadway, Goldwaters and Diamonds, which was the fourth anchor in the mall's before being replaced by Dillard's! 

The rise and fall of Fiesta Mall

Greens 'n 'wiches in the food court

P.S. And look what's in the news today!


Tim said...

I was in Fiesta Mall in the early 80s when I used to go to Phx twice a year to visit family there

retropian said...

I worked in the Fiesta Mall food court as a teen in 1980/81. Fond memories.